Cole Schisler

Protesters stand in front of a truck carrying logs to the WFP Ladysmith log sort. (Cole Schisler photo)

Protesters block entrance to Western Forest Products in Ladysmith

Blockade cleared by Ladysmith RCMP around noon, December 2

Protesters stand in front of a truck carrying logs to the WFP Ladysmith log sort. (Cole Schisler photo)
Three Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store volunteers have tested positive for COVID-19. (Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary photo)

Three Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store volunteers test positive for COVID-19

Anyone who volunteered at Thrift Store between Nov. 14-Nov. 28 is asked to monitor for symptoms

Three Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Store volunteers have tested positive for COVID-19. (Ladysmith Health Care Auxiliary photo)
Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Airport coping with low passenger counts, uncertain recovery

Airport CEO Dave Devana says it will take years to return to pre-pandemic passenger levels

Nanaimo Airport. (News Bulletin file photo)
Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue will be lit up until January 15. (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue all aglow

Although the tradition Light Up this year was cancelled, folks can still enjoy the holiday lights

Ladysmith’s 1st Avenue will be lit up until January 15. (Cole Schisler photo)
Bert Hick of Rising Tide Consultants, specializing in liquor licensing, addresses city council on Nov. 19, 2019. (City of Chilliwack)

Opinion: Your council has a tougher job than you give it credit for

Councillors work hard and for a capricious master

Bert Hick of Rising Tide Consultants, specializing in liquor licensing, addresses city council on Nov. 19, 2019. (City of Chilliwack)
Arbour Cottage, a five bed long term care facility in Ladysmith had its license suspended by Island Health for numerous violations. (Arbour Cottage photo)

Ladysmith long term care home has license suspended

Arbour Cottage owner operator Jaime Looten says the facility will not reopen

Arbour Cottage, a five bed long term care facility in Ladysmith had its license suspended by Island Health for numerous violations. (Arbour Cottage photo)
The concept drawing for Ladysmith’s waterfront area plan. (Town of Ladysmith image)

Ladysmith’s waterfront area preparing to blossom

A guide to understanding what’s happening on the mid-Island community’s undeveloped waterfront

The concept drawing for Ladysmith’s waterfront area plan. (Town of Ladysmith image)
Nick McMaster working on a painting at Cinder and Sea. (Cole Schisler photo)

Nick McMaster combines his passions for tattoos and art at Cinder and Sea

Cinder and Sea is a tattoo and fine art studio on Willow Street in Chemainus

Nick McMaster working on a painting at Cinder and Sea. (Cole Schisler photo)
Casey the dog narrowly survived her encounter with a juvenile cougar. (Submitted photo)

Pair of dogs survive cougar attack near Takala Road

Conservation Officer Service says the attack was a rare and isolated occurrence

Casey the dog narrowly survived her encounter with a juvenile cougar. (Submitted photo)
Pamela Anderson at the RASTA Sanctuary. (Photo submitted)

Pamela Anderson pledges to help build barn for RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus

Construction on the barn is expected to take just two months

Pamela Anderson at the RASTA Sanctuary. (Photo submitted)
The existing barn at RASTA Sanctuary is in need of a replacement. (Cole Schisler photo)

Pamela Anderson pledges to help build barn for Vancouver Island farm animal rescue

RASTA Sanctuary in Chemainus B.C. thought a new barn was out of reach until Pamela Anderson arrived

The existing barn at RASTA Sanctuary is in need of a replacement. (Cole Schisler photo)
Mary Fox’s new book My Life as a Potter is available at bookstores nationwide. (Cole Schisler photo)

My Life as a Potter raises funds for Mary Fox Legacy Project

Acclaimed Vancouver Island potter’s story raising money for developing artists

Mary Fox’s new book My Life as a Potter is available at bookstores nationwide. (Cole Schisler photo)
Environment Canada is releasing scientific evidence to support banning most single-use plastics next year, in a Jan. 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Editorial: Ban on single-use plastics dwarfed by pandemic plastic pollution

It’s a step in the right direction but we have a long march ahead of us

Environment Canada is releasing scientific evidence to support banning most single-use plastics next year, in a Jan. 30, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Pamela Anderson has teamed up with Vancouver Island’s Very Good Food Company for the month of October (Liz Rosa photo)

Pamela Anderson teams up with Vancouver Island ‘butchers’ to support plant-based eating

Anderson calls the partnership ‘romantic activism’ that combines ‘sexy and compassionate’ businesses

Pamela Anderson has teamed up with Vancouver Island’s Very Good Food Company for the month of October (Liz Rosa photo)
Ladysmith’s Duck Paterson is running for the BC Liberals in the 2020 provincial election. (Photo submitted)

Ladysmith councillor Duck Paterson secures BC Liberal nomination for Nanaimo-North Cowichan

Paterson has served on Ladysmith’s town council for 32 years

Ladysmith’s Duck Paterson is running for the BC Liberals in the 2020 provincial election. (Photo submitted)
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kinsmen Parade and all other Light Up events have been cancelled (File photo)

Ladysmith Light Up cancelled, but decorations will still go up

The annual event regularly draws crowds of over 30,000 people to the streets of Ladysmith

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kinsmen Parade and all other Light Up events have been cancelled (File photo)
LRCA staff and camp tenants pose for a photo by their community garden on the last day of the encampment (Cole Schisler photo)

Ladysmith self-isolation site for homeless dismantled

Tent site site cleared to meet the Sept. 30 deadline to close

LRCA staff and camp tenants pose for a photo by their community garden on the last day of the encampment (Cole Schisler photo)
Editorial: Shake of the fatigue and bring this pandemic march home

Editorial: Shake of the fatigue and bring this pandemic march home

With the finish line getting closer, don’t let up in the battle against COVID-19

Editorial: Shake of the fatigue and bring this pandemic march home
Saanich police located a stolen sawmill and truck Sept.28 thanks to social media alerts and a witness. (Saanich Police)

Ladysmith man arrested in Saanich after towed sawmill draws attention

Police located the man thanks to social media and a keen-eyed witness

Saanich police located a stolen sawmill and truck Sept.28 thanks to social media alerts and a witness. (Saanich Police)
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson secures BC Liberal nomination for Nanaimo-North Cowichan
Ladysmith town councillor Duck Paterson secures BC Liberal nomination for Nanaimo-North Cowichan